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How do I set up a Customer Map on my website?

Customer Sites

You can display your vehicles’ current location on your website using Customer Maps.

Before You Begin: This is an add-on feature and you must be permissioned to use it. Talk to your salesperson if you need this feature and do not have permission to use it yet.

Create a Site

From the main dashboard go to Custom > Customer Sites > click Open:

Path to Customer Sites

This will bring you to the Manage Customer Sites page:

Manage Customer Sites page

Define a Site

In allowing access to your vehicle’s location data, you may want to show different sets of vehicles on different pages on your site. You may want to allow certain of your customers to see only the vehicles that do business with them, while excluding all other vehicles. This categorization is achieved through vehicle groups. When you define a site, think of the customers you will show this site to and what vehicles you want them to see. If you have two customers that will always see the same set of vehicles, they can use the same Customer Site, even if you host it on two different web pages. If your different customers will ever have different needs to different sets of vehicles, define separate sites for each customer.

Click the link to Create New Customer Site:

Create New Customer Site link

Type a name for the site > click Create Site:

NOTE: The name you give the site is simply for you to remember which sites you have defined. Give it a name that describes the site where you will place the map or the customers you will be showing the map to.

Name Customer Site

Select vehicle group(s) to display on the site and click Add then click Save Changes:
Note: to select multiple vehicle groups, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard.
Add Vehicle Group(s)

NOTE: If no vehicle group is selected or listed on the left side, there will be no vehicles to display on the Customer Map.

Copy/Paste Flash Code

When you create a site, your site is immediately available in the Edit Sites section on the same page.

NOTE: You can change the vehicle group visibility for any group at any time. Just click the check-boxes for the vehicle groups you want to adjust and click the ‘Save Changes’ button at the bottom of the site list.

For each defined site, there is a text area containing the Flash Object code you need on your website to show your Customer Map . Copy this code and paste it into the HTML section of any web page you have hosted on any server.

Host on Your Site

The flash code you paste on your site will effectively host our map on your site.

NOTE: This code deep links the flash object to our site so you don’t even need to host the flash object on your site, just this little HTML code snippet.

Here is an example of the HTML for a Complete Web Page showing the current status of some demo vehicles.

<html><body><object classid=”clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000” codebase=”http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0” width=”900” height=”700” id=”newCurrentStatus” align=”middle”><param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”sameDomain” /><param name=”movie” value=”currentStatus3.swf” /><param name=”quality” value=”high” /><param name=”bgcolor” value=”#ffffff” /><embed src=”http://standard.gpsinsight.com/soap/currentStatus3.swf?key=gpsi468d4c86cc436” quality=”high” bgcolor=”#ffffff” width=”900” height=”700” name=”newCurrentStatus” align=”middle” allowScriptAccess=”sameDomain” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer” /></object></body></html>

Security Notes

  • This method is designed to bypass all security on our site in order to display your vehicles’ current locations without forcing your customers to authenticate themselves. If you do not want your vehicles’ whereabouts to be known to the internet-using population of the world, place map in a secure location on your site. By providing you the ability to create customer maps, we are putting the security of this information in your hands.
  • This method will not restrict access to vehicle location information by the domain you host the map on. For example, if you host this map on your page, the flash object code snippet above will be visible to your users. They will not have access to your username and password but they could copy this flash object code snippet from your website and put it on their website.
  • If you feel your Customer Map has been compromised, first take steps to secure the page on which you are displaying the map, then go back to the Site Management page and create a new site for use on your site. Edit the compromised site by removing all vehicle groups in order to display zero vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size is the map (in pixels)?

The map is 900px wide and 700px tall on the page.

What version of Adobe Flash Player is required?

The map uses Adobe Flash 8 or higher.

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